Premier League leaders Arsenal will be looking for their fourth win in a row when they host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Gunners have been in imperious form since their loss to Manchester City with consecutive victories over Aston Villa, Leicester and Everton.
Here’s our preview of this clash!
Location: London, England
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, 4 March
Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
VAR: John Brooks
Arsenal could start without Jorginho after the Italian midfielder was forced off with illness midway through the lsat game. Thomas Partey could start instead.
Oleksandr Zinchenko could be rested on the bench whereas Eddie Nketiah will be subject to a late fitness test ahead of the game. Jesus and Elneny remain out.
For Bournemouth, Matias Vina, Junior Stanislas and Marcus Tavernier all face a race against time for this clash. Lloyd Kelly and Lewis Cook too are doubtful whereas it has been confirmed that Ilya Zabarnyi and David Brooks wont feature.
Head to Head record in last five games:
Arsenal wins: 4
Bournemouth wins: 0
Arsenal – Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Trossard
Bournemouth – Neto; Smith, Senesi, Mepham, Zemura; Ouattara, Billing, Lerma, Anthony; Traore; Solanke
Last 5 games in all competitions:
Arsenal – D L W W W
Bournemouth – D L D W L
Bournemouth have some sort of presence about them in games against big teams this season with their performance against Manchester City being a prime example.
However, Arsenal are on quite a high and are cruising with confidence.
BestofBets think this will be an easy 3-0 win for Arsenal.
Players who you can bet on for a great performance:
One of the best creative midfielders in the Premier League this season, Martin Odegaard will be raring to go against a Bournemouth side depleted due to injuries. Expect him to dominate midfield and create some openings for his teammates to score from.
In the form of his life, Bukayo Saka has been tremendous for the Gunners over the past few weeks and a game against Bournemouth could only be a confidence booster for a player like him. You can probably bet on Saka to get at least one goal and an assist in this game.
Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli has come off age this season and is delivering great goalscoring performances almost every game and against Bournemouth, his teammates could provide him opportunities to score multiple goals. He is sure to terrorise Bournemouth’s defence with his pace and trickery on the ball.
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